A survey started in 2012 is conducted every year in autumn to quantify the abundance of juvenile lamprey in the Scorff river in Britanny. This method uses a rectangular dredge to sample a constant and small surface of sediments in soft substrate areas. It targets all lamprey species. The data consist of abundance indices and biological traits measured on the fish sampled:length and weight. The survey is carried out under the Research Observatory on Diadromes Fishes in Coastal Streamss (ERO DiaPFC) program. The data are stored in the database of the ERO. They are used to develop predictive models and tools for providing scientific advice to improve the management of this heritage species.
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The Scorff river in Britanny (France). http://services.sandre.eaufrance.fr/Courdo/Fiche/client/fiche_courdo.php?CdSandre=J5--0220
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [47.77, -3.34], North East [48.17, -3.25]|
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|Species||Lampetra planeri (Lamproie de planer), Petromyzon marinus (Lamproie marine)|
|Start Date / End Date||2012-06-01 / 2021-08-31|
The Research Observatory on Diadromous Fish in Coastal Streams (ORE DiaPFC) is a research infrastructure steered by INRAE in partnership with OFB and part of the OFB-INRAE R&D center. It’s focused on the study of the evolution of diadromous fish populations under the influence human induced environmental changes that affect these rivers (mainly climate and effects of agriculture). Diadromous species of primary interest are salmon (Salmo salar), trout (Salmo trutta), eel (Anguilla Anguilla), shads (Alosa sp.), and lampreys (Lampetra sp. and Petromyzon marinus). These species are threatened by the consequences of human activities. They are flagship species for the biodiversity of coastal streams. Nowadays, these streams are the main refuges for diadromous fish that have disappeared or dramatically declined on larger rivers. This ERO DiaPFC is a Research Infrastructure based on four coastal streams of the Atlantic and Channel coast of France: the Bresle and the Oir in Normandy, the Scorff in Brittany and the Nivelle in the Pays Basque. These four rivers are equipped with diadromous fish trapping facilities and are thoroughly and continuously surveyed from the mid 1980s. They are twinned with experimental ecology facilities located in Rennes (Brittany) and Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle (Pays Basque). This set of facilities is complemented by individual-based eco-genetic simulators for in silico experimentation on virtual populations.
|Title||Observatoire de Recherche en Environnement des poissons diadromes sur les Fleuves Côtiers - Ecological Research Observatory on Diadromous Fish in coastal streams|
|Funding||- INRAE : French National Institute for Agricultural, Food en Environment Research - OFB : French Office for Biodiversity|
|Study Area Description||ERO DiaPFC is a Research Infrastructure based on three coastal streams of the Atlantic and Channel coast of France: the Bresle and the Oir in Normandy, the Scorff in Brittany and the Nivelle in the Pays Basque|
|Design Description||The issue of 'Research Observatory on Diadromes Fish in Coastal Rivers (ORE DiaPFC) is to study the evolution of diadromous fish populations as a result of environmental changes (climate change and changes related to agriculture ) that affect these rivers.|
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In the Scorff, sampling is conducted at 2 sites spread along the mainstream. The sites are visited once a year in autumn (end of August to early September).
|Study Extent||Scorff river, CdSandre=J5--0220 Latitude between 47.7718 and 48.1682; longitude between -3.2497 and -3.3404 Source latitude and longitude : 48.14 -3.283 Last confluence point latitude and longitude : 47.7371 -3.3474 The Scorff river is a small coastal stream of Southern Brittany (France). The main river is 78,6 Km long including 15 km of estuary. The mean gradient is 3,6%, the annual mean discharge is 5 m3 s- and the drainage basin area is 480 km2. Human activities and land use are mainly from agriculture, with some areas made moors and forests. Atlantic salmon colonization is essentially restricted to the main river over a 50 km stretch starting at the head of tide. Reproduction of Atlantic salmon takes place mostly in the main river (Bagliniere et al., 1979).The Scorff has only three larger tributaries. Up to recent years, their colonization by Atlantic salmon was restricted their down-stream end due to mill-dams.|
Method step description:
- From Lasne 2019 : The method is derived from Surber stream bottom sampler for. The frame is pushed into the substrate (maximum 15 cm deep, depending on soft substrate layer thickness) and the operator uses hands, protected by gloves, to gently dredge the substrate into the net until the substratum is removed. Thereafter, remaining sediments and larvae are dipnetted and transferred into a large sieve (1 mm mesh, about 0.4–0.5 m2). For better efficiency, the dipnet should be almost as wide as the bottom sampler. The net of the bottom sampler is removed and the dredged sediment is transferred into the sieve to be cleaned out and to sort out the larvae. Biometric measurement of the fish are recorded after their anesthesia with benzocaïne. The fish length is measured from the tip of the mouth to the fork of the caudal fin (1 millimeter precision). Fish are then weighed (0.2 g precision) and maturity status is assessed by a gentle pressure on the belly that allows to get sperm in mature males. All the fish sampled are then released in their original site.
|Collection Name||Colisa - Collection of Ichtyological Samples|
|Specimen preservation methods||Dried, No treatment|
- Lasne, E., M.-R. Sabatié, J. Tremblay, L. Beaulaton, et J.-M. Roussel. « A new sampling technique for larval lamprey population assessment in small river catchments ». Fisheries Research 106, nᵒ 1 (octobre 2010): 22‑26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2010.06.011.
This data set is intended to be updated annually
|Purpose||Monitoring of juvenile recruitment in lamprey on the Scorff river|